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@Iconfactory Gets Spooky!

If you’ve read my weblog, or follow me on Twitter, you know my affection for The Iconfactory. They’re the creators of Twitterrific, my favorite Twitter client, amongst other great Mac and iOS Software.

If you don’t know they’re also the creators of many of the icons and emoji you use on a daily basis. Things like Twitter emoji and Facebook emoji. Yes, you too can have The Iconfactory create you a custom set of emoji, icons, or even design and build an entire iOS or Mac App for you.

With the release of iOS 10 The Iconfactory has been cranking out Sticker Packs! With Halloween fast approaching it was perfect timing to release a bunch of spooky, not to mention fun, sticker packs.

I’m not sure if the Hack-O-Lantern, Ravenswood, or Boneheadz are my favorite. I’ve been driving my wife nuts with custom built Jack-O-Lanters from the Hack-O-Lantern pack. They’re a great deal of fun!

Oh, one more thing. These packs also include really great wallpapers! Make sure you scroll to the bottom of the sticker pack and tap on the pack name in the bottom left corner for added fun!

Have a Boorito

Chipotle: “This Halloween, we’re celebrating family farms and their dedication to the land they live on and the delicious food they produce. To join in on the party, come into any Chipotle on Halloween from 6 pm to closing dressed in a costume inspired by the family farm and we’ll hook you up with a burrito, bowl, salad, or an order of tacos made with responsibly raised ingredients for just $2.”

Hey, who doesn’t love a nice barbacoa burrito, and you support local farmers while you’re at it. It’s a win-win!

Boorito

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow

Ichabod Crane and the Headless Horseman.The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving:“The next morning the old horse was found without his saddle, and with the bridle under his feet, soberly cropping the grass at his master’s gate. Ichabod did not make his appearance at breakfast—dinner-hour came, but no Ichabod. The boys assembled at the schoolhouse, and strolled idly about the banks of the brook; but no school-master. Hans Van Ripper now began to feel some uneasiness about the fate of poor Ichabod, and his saddle. An inquiry was set on foot, and after diligent investigation they came upon his traces. In one part of the road leading to the church was found the saddle trampled in the dirt; the tracks of horses’ hoofs deeply dented in the road, and evidently at furious speed, were traced to the bridge, beyond which, on the bank of a broad part of the brook, where the water ran deep and black, was found the hat of the unfortunate Ichabod, and close beside it a shattered pumpkin.”

Like I said, be careful tonight trick or treaters.

Extreme Pumpkin Carving

Frankie.Villafane Studios: “If you have yet to try and carve a pumpkin in a 3-D manner you need to. Its fun and everybody enjoys a cool pumpkin. Unfortunately they begin to rot less than a week after carving so be sure to take plenty of pictures. You can experiment with ways of preserving them but I find nothing works better than a nice photo. Some chefs that I have carved for put lemon juice on the faces to help slow down the natural molding process that will occur.”

You gotta love “Extreme” Pumpkin carving. Wish I had the skill to do this sort of stuff. I’ll bet there are some folks at LEVEL that could do this.